How to Apply to Rhodes University

How to Apply to Rhodes University

How to Apply to Rhodes University 2019

Rhodes Application and Acceptance Process

When Should I Apply?

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible in the application cycle, which commences in March of every year, and close in September of the same year. You can find Rhode’s online application form here. If you are an International Student looking to apply to Rhodes University, please visit here.

South Africans learners wishing to apply online will need a working email address and an ID number. Foreign learners wishing to apply will need to have their passport number.

To view Rhodes Application Process, please visit here.

Application Fee:

South African Applicants are required to pay an application fee of R100 via EFT, not cash.

For more information regarding University fees, please visit here.

Submitting Results and Documents:

School learners must ensure that all examination results from Grade 11 until September of Grade 12 are submitted. Failure to do such may result in delays within the student’s application process. You might find that you applied early in Grade 12 and thus only sent in your final Grade 11 results. If this is true, as the year progresses and you receive more results keep sending them through to Rhodes, that way they will have all your results by the time finals come around.

Transferring students should too ensure that all transcripts and academic records are submitted as early as possible as well as that a final transcript of current studies being undertaken reaches the Admissions Office as soon as possible after receipt.

Once you have applied, keep a look out for your acceptance and/or provisional acceptance letter. In this letter students will be given a date by which an acceptance fee needs to be paid. Paying this fee means your place at the university and/or in residence is secured. In the fee is R750. This is non-refundable and is subject to change, but it is cheaper than changing your mind and not being able to go back.

Once students are accepted, they will be assigned a student number and password that they can use to access ROSS (Rhodes Online Student Service). They can track their application process and residence application here, too.

Dates to Remember:

Registration dates are 6 and 7th February
Orientation week: 8 -11 February

Parent Orientation: Sunday 7th February


Applications for 2019 open in March and close on the 30th of September. It’s best to apply as early as possible.